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HOSTA 'Fair Maiden'
Fair Maiden Plantain Lily, Hosta, Plantain Lily
Hostas are herbaceous perennials grown mostly for their leaves, mounding habit, toughness and tolerance of shade. Some, such ‘Fair Maiden,’ are also dramatic. It is a small to medium sized hosta that forms neat clumps of heart-shaped, smooth leaves with a dark-green center and broad, irregular margins that change from light green to white as the leaves mature. The results is a striking contrast resembling a group of Christmas trees with a background of snow. Pale lavender, tubular flowers appear on leafless stems held above the foliage in midsummer.
Like most hostas, ‘Fair Maiden’ grows best in full to partial shade and tolerates a wide range of well-drained soils. It prefers average water and even moisture. In hot, dry conditions the margins of the leaves may wither.Use ‘Fair Maiden’ for dramatic contrasts of repeating light and dark in shaded perennial gardens and woodlands, or massed as an herbaceous groundcover.
9 - 2
3 - 8
A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade
10"-12" / 25.4cm - 30.5cm
16"-18" / 40.6cm - 45.7cm
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall
White, Lavender, Ivory
White, Green, Dark Green
Slate Gray, Steel Blue
Container, Edging, Feature Plant, Groundcover, Mixed Border
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